This week in Winning Post

Chris Waller-trained three-year-old Sambro started his current preparation with only a midweek Warwick Farm juvenile win to show from 12 starts.

He's come on in leaps and bounds over four starts this campaign, though, with wins in the Group 3 Hawkesbury Guineas and Group 2 Queensland Guineas at his past two outings.

He'll be looking to make it a Guineas hat-trick this Saturday in the Group 3 Sunshine Coast version.

The Guineas is the highlight of a top-quality program, also featuring the Caloundra City Cup and Glasshouse Handicap. Joel Marshall's Caloundra Cup tip, Neverland, leads this week's Winning Post.

Our form coverage kicks off on Friday with full form guides for Geelong and Tamworth as well as fields, colours and selections for Kempsey and Ipswich.

The metro racing this Saturday is at Caulfield in Melbourne, Rosehill in Sydney, Morphettville in Adelaide, Sunshine Coast in Queensland and Belmont in Perth.

Winning Post carries full-colour liftout guides for all those meetings plus Casterton (Vic/SA/Tas edition), Newcastle (NSW edition) and Gold Coast (Queensland edition), as well as fields, tips, ratings and/or colours for other TAB Saturday cards.

On Sunday we've got liftout formguides for four more TAB meetings plus fields, ratings, tips and colours for a stack more Sunday and Monday programs.

Don't forget Winning Post now carries trackwork reports for all four Melbourne training tracks, all three in Sydney, Morphettville in Adelaide and a general Brisbane report.

Away from the form, we've got news columns from Queensland, NSW, six Victorian districts, SA and Tasmania.

Our readers have their say on page 6, while elsewhere in the paper Shane Templeton reminisces, Paul Richards presents his unique take on the sport, Tony Kneebone brings you his Snippets column and Number Cruncher delivers the stats that matter.

Winning Post costs $5 and is available Thursday afternoon in selected Melbourne newsagents, the crack of dawn Friday elsewhere.

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Inside Winning Post June 23 edition you'll find liftout form guides for:
bet365 Geelong, Tamworth
Caulfield, Rosehill, Morphettville, Sunshine Coast, Belmont, Casterton (Vic/SA/Tas edition), Newcastle (NSW edition), Gold Coast (Qld edition)
Sale, Mudgee, Toowoomba, Devonport
When and where should the big winter jumps features be run?
Eye Catchers
Each week Paul Richards identifies horses from recent race meetings that he believes are ready to win. Here we update you when they are about to have their next start.
Doomben Saturday - R8 N4 Prompt Response 1st
Doomben Saturday - R8 N11 Volpe Veloce 10th
Flemington Saturday - R2 N1 Creativity 6th
Flemington Saturday - R3 N3 Ducimus 8th
Flemington Saturday - R9 N13 Labuan Star 3rd
Royal Randwick Saturday - R6 N6 Savvan 4th
Letter of the Week

Benefit the battlers

It’s great to see races for the battlers such as the Hotham at Ballarat, the Drought Breaker at Swan Hill and to a lesser extent the Melbourne Cup Carnival Country Final at Flemington. 
I imagine one of the aims of these races is to give more opportunities to a struggling horse/trainer/owner. 
However it is interesting to note that two of these three races were won by D.K. Weir horses. No knock on him as he is a great trainer fantastic at placing his horses. However, more and more smaller-clientele trainers are giving away the caper due to increased competition from the big stables. 
Could the powers that be increase the number of these races on the calendar and attach a limit on how much the trainer/owner has earned over the past 12 months to make these races for the true battlers?

Lachlan Chapman
Burwood (Vic)
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Social Networking

Paul Richards introduces a fun formula each week designed to come up with the odd winner for those looking for a small interest or to see if systems really work. On this page he subjects Saturday's fields to one of those systems: